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A.A. District 5

Area 58 - Central Oregon

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A.A. District 5 Elected Committee Positions

District Committee Member (DCM)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommended 4-5 years of continuous sobriety
  • Recommended completion of GSR term
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • First year of term attends the Oregon Area Orientation, to be fully funded by the District
  • Appoint Service Committee members as described
  • Set agenda for and chair District business meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Help Service Committees as needed
  • Attend Area Assemblies
  • Appoint ad hoc committees to address specific issues as needed
  • Assist the Web Site Committee
  • Maintain records of District Activities during term to submit to the Area 58 Archivist after rotation
  • Coordinate and take part in a District Inventory within the first year of the term
  • Update the Districts Guidelines as needed to reflect current practice
  • Assist District Secretary by reading and approving minutes prior to mailing
  • Assist Area Registrar with updating Group information, as well as current GSR information. Changes are typically submitted to the Area Registrar by using AA’s Group Information Change Form, as well as the AA New Group Form
  • Assist GSRs when needed at group meetings
  • Assist Area Delegate with the processing of Conference agenda items at District level
  • Schedule and chair the district’s General Service Conference Sharing session and provide the Area Alternate Delegate with the minutes.
  • Schedule Delegate Post Conference report back to District annually
  • Schedule in-district GSR school annually
  • Schedule District workshops
  • Attend PRAASA when funds are available, and give a verbal and written report to the District. Attendance to PNC or the Pacific Region Forum may be an option in addition to PRAASA, or in place of PRAASA, depending on the Districts current financial standing.  DCM to determine funds needed and submit as a District 5 budget item
  • Makes copies of and distribute district documents as needed – i.e., Delegate Agenda items, District Committee Contact Sheet, Treasurer reports, guidelines, meeting minutes, Area Delegate communications, etc.
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

Alternate District Committee Member (Alt DCM)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Recommended completion of a GSR term
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Prepare and facilitate GSR assembly orientations in the month prior to each assembly
  • Perform duties of DCM in DCM’s absence
  • Assist DCM as needed
  • Attend and coordinate District 5 sponsored workshops
  • When possible, attend quarterly Oregon Area Assemblies
  • Assist GSRs when needed at group meetings
  • Visit the groups within the district and make announcements when necessary
  • Assist DCM with the processing of Conference agenda items and reports at the District level.
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

District Secretary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Recommended completion of GSR term
  • Generally as described in the AA Service Manual
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Attend monthly District meeting and record minutes
  • Facilitate district meeting when DCM and Alternate DCM are unavailable
  • Provide District meeting minutes to DCM for distribution to GSR’s
  • Reprint, make available for the web and distribute District Guidelines when requested by the DCM
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

District Treasurer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Recommended completion of a GSR term and/or experience as Group Treasurer
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District Meetings
  • Submit Treasurer report monthly to the DCM for Distribution to the D5 committee members one week prior to the monthly district meeting
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Picks up mail from District 5’s post office box
  • Keeps a current record of group contributions to the District
  • Makes deposits and cuts checks for District expenses
  • Provide financial statement at the monthly District meeting
  • Be prepared to determine if funds are available for the GSR Scholarship program at the District meeting 1 month prior to Area Assemblies
  • Present an annual budget for next fiscal year, in October, to be taken back to the Groups for approval at the November/December District meeting
  • Update budget as needed when new motions are approved by the District Committee
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)


A.A. District 5 Appointed Committee Positions

Access (acc) Committee Chair (Interim until October 2022)

Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose of the committee is to increase awareness of all issues that may prevent access to AA meetings within District 5 and serve as a resource for gathering and sharing information and experience that can be used to make the AA message and the program of recovery available to everyone who reaches out for it.

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Coordinate with Central Oregon Intergroup to help keep meeting schedules current regarding accessibilities issues.
  • Visit groups and talk about accessibility concerns at the group level as the groups will allow.
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Coordinate with other committee chairs to address any accessibility issues that may be discovered
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on even number years

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

Archives (Arc) Committee Chair

Coming Soon.

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

COOPERATION WITH Correctional Facilities (CCF) Committee Chair

Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose is to facilitate AA meetings inside the Deschutes/Jefferson/Crook County correctional facilities. This is done by organizing outside AA members to attend inside meetings on a regular basis.

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Maintain and organize a volunteer base
  • Assist volunteers in obtaining clearance to enter the various facilities
  • Maintain good communication with the correctional facilities coordinator
  • Address any problems or concerns brought to AA from the correctional facilities coordinator
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on the odd year

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

Cooperation with Treatment Facilities (CTF) Committee Chair

Coming Soon.

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Committee Chair

Duties and Responsibilities:

Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee (CPC): The purpose is to provide information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes, among others, doctors, clergy, judges social workers and law enforcement. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can and cannot do. 

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Make AA literature available upon request at community events
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

Grapevine/La Vina (GV) Committee Chair

Coming Soon.

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

Public Information (PI) Committee Chair

Duties and Responsibilities:

Public Information Committee (PI): The purpose is to carry the AA message to the still-suffering alcoholic by informing and providing AA Literature to the general public - media, schools, industry, etc. – about what AA has to offer. This is done through public service announcements, visits to schools, and other organizations.

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Make AA literature available upon request at community events
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

Website (Web) Committee Chair

Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose of the web site is to assist the groups of the District to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still-suffering alcoholic, facilitate communication among GSRs, DCMs, and AA members, and to improve an understanding of the workings of the District in order to encourage participation in service work.

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit a written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly.
  • Shop for the best price for the cost of services provided to enable the web site to exist and ensure that the web site is self-supported by the District without  receiving anything of value from any source outside the fellowship of AA
  • Accurately maintain and update the web site as needed including:
  • Receive and respond, in a timely manner, to feedback about the District Web site
  • Post activities and events, in a timely manner, to the District Web Site Calendar
  • Post District business meeting minutes on Web Site (to be received by email from DCM)
  • Post all motions as received by the DCM preferably by the 1st of the month following the District meeting they are presented at
  • Provide security for the web site as needed
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Ensure that all web site material conforms to the AA Traditions and the group conscience of District 5
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

Interested in this position?  Download the A.A. District 5 Service Resume (PDF)(MS Word)

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